RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six…

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance…

I wrote this piece on September 13, 2001, when everything was still fresh, and I was still writing a baseball blog, “The Baseball Crank,” at The Providence Journal. I re-run it every year on this…

Attendees at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Houston, Texas, in 2013. (Adrees Latif/Reuters) Free speech is often the first casualty of political polarization. There are two competing American tribes that have an immense amount in…

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisc., April 27, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Many voters understand how polls can be used as weapons and don’t want to give the “enemy” any satisfaction.…

Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill, June 2018 (File photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Democratic leaders refuse to consider legislation requiring medical care for infants born after attempted abortions. Washington, D.C. — More than two dozen…

Dan Bishop outside a polling station in Indian Trail, North Carolina, U.S., September 10, 2019. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) Republican Dan Bishop narrowly defeated Democrat Dan McCready on Tuesday night in a North Carolina special election which…

President Donald Trump can claim credit for pushing poverty among black American adults to record lows, according to data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 economic report. The good news is hidden deep in the 77-page…

The whole world experienced the attacks of September 11, 2001, in real time. Videos, photos, and audio captured the horror inflicted by Islamic jihadists and the heroism displayed by ordinary Americans. In our effort to never…

John Bolton (Gage Skidmore/Flikr) John Bolton is everything you don’t want in a national security adviser. He is as stubborn as a rhinoceros, as crafty as a snake, and as dangerous as a scorpion. Bolton’s…

Credit: CUA/YouTube Screenshot There was a curious entry to these pages on Monday. Emma Ayers, managing editor of the libertarian outfit Young Voices, offered her two cents on last Thursday’s debate between the New York…

In other scenarios, the benefits are more far­-reaching. In Washington, DC, the National Human Genome Research Institute is using facial recognition to help physicians diagnose a disease known as DiGeorge syndrome, or 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.…

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the Fed is not expecting a U.S. or global recession. But it is monitoring a number of uncertainties, including trade conflicts, and will "act as appropriate to…

We will never forget the lives lost on September 11th at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. USA TODAY Though we do not know their full story,…

Concerned citizens rally in support of AB 5, legislation that would reclassify independent contractors as employees, in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (Photo: Gabrielle Canon/The Desert Sun) A controversial piece of legislation passed the California Legislature…